BY KATHY KANE
When it comes to estate planning, probate or a first offense with the law, attorney John Knappman is helping his clients get back on track. His practice, located for the past year at 2836 West Jefferson Ave., has recently expanded to two offices and he said, “If more space opens up here, I am sure we can utilize it.”
“When I initially moved into the Trenton office, my wife, Rebecca, was helping with the administrative duties. When she started calling off to take care of children,” he said, chuckling, “I realized I needed to hire additional help.”
He employs an assistant, Katie Proctor, who is studying to become a lawyer, and two other attorneys who are assisting with cases.
Knappman has built his clientele from his 26 years with Wayne County, including 13 years with the Prosecutors office. The group does not handle major crime cases, but does practice low level criminal law.
Knappman lives in Brownstown Township with his wife and three children: James, 17, Elizabeth, 13, and Johnny, 11. He was appointed to the Brownstown Township Board of Trustees in February to fill a vacancy. He is running for election to a full term in township elections this year.
“I believe it is really important to give back to the community, which is why I had been involved with Kiwanis in the past and currently I am a member of the Knights of Columbus, Brownstown Rotary Club and president of the Downriver Bar Association.” Knappman said.
“I am running for the township trustee position so we can continue to manage the budget and provide quality services. This includes developing new projects like the Town Center and the Kroger Superstore to drive additional revenues to the township.”